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Latest U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration Items
  • "I'm excited. It's such a new and novel thing for us," said Sarah Freedman, who manages a Walgreens in Washington, D.C., that is participating in the pilot program. At her pharmacy, the testing is done in a private room. They've also taken steps to make sure that a customer can very quietly request the test. (Associated Press)

    Walgreens pays record $80 million settlement for improper drug sales

    Walgreens Corp., the nation's largest drugstore chain, agreed Tuesday to pay $80 million in civil penalties to resolve accusations of negligently letting controlled substances such as oxycodone and other prescription pain killers be diverted for abuse and black-market sales.


  • **FILE** Bags of confiscated cocaine are shown at the office of the Guinean drug enforcement agency in Conakry, Guinea, on March 11, 2009. (Associated Press)

    DEA charges four with trafficking heroin from Africa

    Saying that drug trafficking in West Africa has become "a plague," the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday announced the unsealing of charges against four suspected drug traffickers accused of attempting to secured safe passage for millions of dollars worth of heroin from West Africa to the United States by paying off an airport insider.


  • Guinea-Bissau army chief charged with aiding FARC

    The head of the Guinea-Bissau Armed Forces has been charged in federal court in New York with conspiring with a South America-based terrorist organization to sell weapons, including surface-to-air missiles, to be used against U.S. military forces and to import narcotics into the United States.


  • Michele M. Leonhart

    DEA breaks up suspected Colombia/Guinea-Bissau drug ring

    U.S. drug agents have disrupted a suspected major drug smuggling operation accused of engaging in narcoterrorism, conspiring to import drugs into the United States, and providing aid and weapons — including surface-to-air missiles — to a South American paramiltary terrorist group.


  • Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

    The company and the man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the agency seized two of its planes earlier this year as part of the ongoing probe.


  • Owner of Rivera plane denies drug connections

    The man who runs the business that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera says he has never been involved in drug trafficking and that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has dogged him for more than two decades without ever proving a single narcotics connection.


  • Owner of Rivera plane being investigated by DEA

    The company that owns a luxury jet that crashed and killed Latin music star Jenni Rivera is under investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the agency seized two of its planes earlier this year as part of the ongoing probe.


  • Mexico tests DNA from Jenni Rivera plane crash

    Mexican authorities were performing DNA tests Tuesday on remains believed to belong to Mexican-American music superstar Jenni Rivera and six other people killed when her plane went down in northern Mexico.


  • Briefly: DEA raid at remote airstrip part of aggressive strategy

    A U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent who killed a suspected drug trafficker during a raid in a remote region of Honduras was part of an aggressive new enforcement strategy that has sharply increased the interception of drug flights.


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